Automated Pallet Shuttle

The automated Pallet Shuttle is a compact pallet storage system that uses an electric shuttle and automated handling systems to boost capacity and productivity in the warehouse.

Product Characteristics

Automated Pallet Shuttle: combining benefits to give you the edge. This system combines automatic handling equipment with compact storage systems. It enables companies to cut costs, enhance their supply-chain performance and, thus, differentiate their product and service offerings.

With this storage solution, forklifts are replaced by stacker cranes or transfer cars, which transport the motorised shuttle and the load in their cradles. The shuttle is inserted into the storage channels, placing each of the pallets in the deepest available position. This is all done by following orders generated by the Easy WMS Warehouse Management System.

In short, the automated Pallet Shuttle optimises the storage capacity of compact systems while reducing the times used in each operation


  • Bringing together the benefits of compact storage and automation
  • Maximum space savings in compact systems with storage channels up to 40 m deep and racking over 40 m tall.
  • Rapid movement of the electric shuttle, which reduces goods entries and exits.
  • Major increase in the number of cycles/hour compared to other storage systems.
  • Goods-to-person system, whereby the load is moved to the pick stations automatically.
  • Shuttle supercapacitors are charged automatically while onboard the stacker crane or transfer car, so the shuttle is always ready to go.
  • Cost savings in handling equipment, warehouse surface area, staff and energy (especially in freezer warehouses).
  • System that allows for different configurations depending on the number of SKUs, quantity of pallets and movements required in each case.
  • Compact automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS) operating with the Pallet Shuttle ensure the utmost safety of the operators, the load and the AS/RS itself.



La Piamontesa modernises its new automated warehouse in Argentina

La Piamontesa, an Argentinian company specialising in meat products, has experienced an increase in demand, making it necessary to optimise its space and automate its storage processes. To do this, it has relied on the know-how and professionalism of Mecalux, experts in high-density and automated solutions for warehouses.